Stuart Lancaster is set to name his 45-man training squad for this years World Cup next month, so here’s our first effort.

We’ve selected the 45 men we would select, and marked those who would drop out of the final squad with an asterix when it comes to the final 30-man squad for the tournament itself.

1.Alex Corbisiero

2.Joe Marler

3.Mako Vunipola

4.Matt Mullan*

5.Dylan Hartley

6.Tom Youngs

7.Rob Webber*

8.Dan Cole

9.David Wilson

10.Henry Thomas

11.Kieran Brookes*

12.Courtney Lawes

13.Joe Launchbury

14.Dave Attwood

15.Geoff Parling


16.George Kruis*

17.Maro Itoje*

18.Tom Wood

19.James Haskell

20.Dave Ewers*

21.Chris Robshaw

22.Steffon Armitage

23.Matt Kvesic*

24.Ben Morgan

25.Billy Vunipola

26.Nick Easter*

27.George Ford

28.Owen Farrell

29.Danny Cipriani

30.Stephen Myler*


31.Jonathan Joseph

32.Manu Tuilagi

33.Henry Slade

34.Elliott Daly*

35.Luther Burrell*

36.Billy Twelvetrees

37.Kyle Eastmond*

38.Anthony Watson

39.Jack Nowell

40.Christian Wade

41.Semesa Rokoduguni*

42.Chris Ashton*

43.Mike Brown

44.Chris Pennell*

45.Nick Abendanon

Agree with our selections, if not who would make yours?